India, June 13 -- The Sassoon General Hospital (SGH) has appointed a committee to investigate the alleged demand for money from a patient by a senior resident doctor at the hospital. On June 4, a 17-year-old patient admitted to the hospital was allegedly asked to pay Rs.24,500 to a private medical store and was threatened that all the patient's relatives would be booked if they failed to pay.

As per the complaints of the relatives, the patient underwent neurosurgery at the hospital. On 4 June, a senior doctor at the hospital asked the relatives of the patient to pay Rs.24,500 to a private medical store in the Pune station area for a medical kit. However, the doctor gave no official prescription for the same.

Dr Chandrakant Mhaske, dean ...